California’s magnificent Tri-Valley is an aptly-named triangle-shaped region in the San Francisco Bay area just 35 miles east of the city. Yet, in many ways, it feels a world away. With close to 60 wineries, picturesque surroundings, a craft beer trail, phenomenal cuisine and almost picture-perfect weather, Tri-Valley provides a splendid experience for so many reasons.
Visit Tri-Valley leaders recently marked the culmination of their “Spread Cheer with Beer” fundraising campaign by presenting a donation check worth $1,500 to the Taylor Family Foundation, a local nonprofit that works to enhance the quality of life of children with life threatening diseases, developmental disabilities as well as youth at-risk.
Livermore Valley is not new to wine production. The first grapes were planted in the valley in the 1840s and the first winery took root in 1883. Before prohibition, there were over 50 wineries in this valley tucked between the San Francisco Bay Area and California’s Central Valley. Only two of those 50 wineries made it through that dry period but the area now has over 50 wineries again. The two largest vineyards in the Livermore Valley are also the two oldest. Carl H. Wente & James Concannon both started vineyards in the valley in 1883.
The Tri-Valley Beer Trail has more than earned its reputation as a craft beer destination, and its recent Spread Cheer With Beer campaign has proven it to be the best drinking game of the season. Newcomers, World of Beer and Thirsty Bay, added something different to The Tri-Valley Beer Trail who annually sets out to “Spread Cheer with Beer” by making a charitable donation of $20 for every beer passport that gets turned in.
For the second year in a row, a Tri-Valley city (or should we say town) is being called The Safest City in California in the SafeWise Safest City report for 2019. We know this town for its adorable downtown, spectacular views and lots of farm-to-table dining. And no, we’re not surprised people feel safe here. Visitors comment on it all the time. Can you guess who the winner is?
The vast state of California, extending more than 1,000 miles from Mexico in the south to Oregon in the north, is interlaced from top to bottom with gorgeous sustainable wineries and treasured vineyards in 49 of 58 California counties. Many have landscapes worthy of a master painting if they could be captured and framed in lasting memory.
On National Plan for Vacation Day, Hoda, Jenna and guest co-host Jaimie Alexander talk to travel expert Dayvee Sutton about the top places to visit this year, including the Livermore Valley wineries in California, and Banff and Lake Louise in Canada.
Just a hop, skip and a jump from NorCal’s viticultural areas in Livermore Valley–a fresh destination for discerning oenophiles and those in the know. Only 35 miles east of San Francisco is the charming Tri-Valley, the warm inland location combined with nightly cool Pacific breezes yields excellent wine grapes.
With one of California’s newest brew trails, the East Bay’s Tri-Valley region is earning a reputation as a craft beer destination. Now through January 31, the Tri-Valley Beer Trail aims to “Spread Cheer with Beer” by donating $20, for every beer passport with five stamps, to Taylor Family Foundation, a local non-profit working to preserve the wellness of children with life-threatening illnesses, developmental disabilities and youth at-risk.
Hidden on the outskirts of the East Bay and long known as cowboy country with killer wine (and not much else), Livermore has ripened into a day-trip destination worthy of a weekend jaunt.
If you fancy yourself a bit of a wine connoisseur – or just really appreciate a glass in the evening – there are hundreds of brilliant wine destinations around the world.
The Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail raised $500 for Valley Humane Society. Organized by Visit Tri-Valley, the Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail ended up not just a success for puppies, it received two awards and national media recognition…
Visit Tri-Valley recently raised $500 for the Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton by tapping into residents’ penchant for sweets. The Tri-Valley Ice Cream Trail fundraiser, which sent ice cream lovers to 16 stops throughout Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Danville, was hosted by Visit Tri-Valley.
Where once railroad tycoons built massive mansions on Nob Hill in San Francisco, now cable cars take tourists past private clubs and luxury hotels. One of these hotels, the Fairmont San Francisco, has been there since 1906 — it was almost completed when the great earthquake shook…
Livermore will keep the light on for you. The city’s Centennial Light is the world’s longest-lasting lightbulb, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, burning since 1901 and maintained by the fire department. The city…